First Android App for Virtual Swanage

First Android App for Virtual Swanage

Posted Tuesday 20 April 2010 23:02 Page View Counter 29

I have written a small app for my new HTC desire phone which I got last week and I was hoping that some of the other Desire users could help beta test  it :) The app gets places to eat, accommodation, events and local news from my community site...

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Gallery Updates

Gallery Updates

Posted Wednesday 06 January 2010 21:43 Page View Counter 25

I have updated the site gallery with a flickr feed of my latest updates to Flickr http://www.briandorey.com/gallery/gallery.aspx

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360 Panoramic Product Photo Samples

360 Panoramic Product Photo Samples

Posted Saturday 02 January 2010 15:30 Page View Counter 24

These were taken using the full Bowens studio kit to light the item using softboxes and light the background with separate lights to give a more even light over the items. Below are some new samples of what we can do with the rotary table we built for...

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DIY Rotary 360 Table for Product Shots

DIY Rotary 360 Table for Product Shots

Posted Wednesday 30 December 2009 23:19 Page View Counter 29

After looking at various ways to show stock items in a better format for our ecommerce sites we thought it would be good to have 360 rotating images of the items. Commercial systems to do this cost thousands and as we already have a Manfrotto 300N Panoramic...

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Automatic Twitter Updates using Twitterizer Framework

Automatic Twitter Updates using Twitterizer Framework

Posted Sunday 20 December 2009 17:00 Page View Counter 28

On the recently redesigned Virtual Swanage website we thought it would be useful to have a Twitter feed with daily events being submitted once a day from the websites event diary. We considered manually updating the site every day and adding the current...

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CNC Mill Controller for Stepper Motor Milling Machine

CNC Mill Controller for Stepper Motor Milling Machine

Posted Saturday 21 November 2009 21:47 Page View Counter 48

DIY CNC Mill Controller for Stepper Motor Milling Machine This addon to our CNC mill was made to allow manual control of the mills cnc stepper motors using a pair of 2 axis joysticks obtained from a broken radio control plane radio transmitter. The...

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DIY Camera Laser Break Beam Trigger MK 2

DIY Camera Laser Break Beam Trigger MK 2

Posted Monday 26 October 2009 11:41 Page View Counter 26

DIY Camera Laser Break Beam Trigger MK 2 A DIY optical camera flash or camera trigger using a laser and PIC Processor based timer circuit. Following from the basic high speed photography trigger we made, we found that it was difficult to be precise...

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DIY Camera Laser Break Beam Trigger

DIY Camera Laser Break Beam Trigger

Posted Sunday 18 October 2009 21:03 Page View Counter 73

A DIY optical camera flash or camera trigger using a laser and basic timer circuit. I have always enjoyed trying to take water drop photos but getting the flash and camera to trigger at the right moment by hand was always very difficult. After researching...

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Logitech Harmony 885 remote control 12 Volt Solar Charger

Logitech Harmony 885 remote control 12 Volt Solar Charger

Posted Saturday 27 June 2009 21:48 Page View Counter 40

After looking for more items around the house which could be charged from the new solar system, we decided to try converting the Logitech Harmony 885 remote control chargers to run from 12 volts. The Logitech charger runs at 8 volts and uses around...

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DIY LCD monitor flush wall mount

DIY LCD monitor flush wall mount

Posted Friday 26 June 2009 20:10 Page View Counter 46

After moving my monitors around on the office desk to make way for some new kit, I found that the best place would be if one of the screens was fitted flush against one of the brick walls in the office. I made this VESA compatible monitor mount from...

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